Football stadiums are a very important part of the football world. Stadiums play a very vital role in football because there will be no matches if there are no stadiums. Football stadiums also serve as a home to football clubs.
Football stadiums usually have huge structures due to the size of the football pitch. Another reason for the massive structures of football stadiums is because a large number of fans come to watch the sport. Thousands of spectators go to watch matches in stadiums to support their team or just for the love of the sport.
Europe has some of the biggest and most beautiful football stadiums in the world. European football leagues are also the most popular football leagues in the world.
Below are the top 12 biggest stadiums in Europe. The ranking of the biggest stadiums is based on the capacity of the stadium.
1. Camp Nou
Camp Nou is the biggest football stadium in Europe. Camp Nou is one of the biggest stadiums in the world and it is located in Barcelona, Spain. The stadium was built in 1957 and has been renovated 3 times since then. Camp Nou has been the home ground of Barcelona football club since it was open.
2. Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium is the second biggest stadium in Europe. It is located in England and owned by the English football association. Wembley was built from 2003 to 2007 after the original Wembley Stadium was demolished in 2003. Wembley is the biggest stadium in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 90,000.
3. Signal Iduna Park
Signal Iduna Park is the home ground to the German club, Borussia Dortmund. Signal Iduna Park was built in 1974 and has been renovated 4 times. The stadium has a capacity of 81,365 and it is located in Dortmund, Germany.
4. Santiago Bernabeu
Santiago Bernabeu is the second biggest football stadium in Spain and the fourth biggest stadium in Europe. The stadium is home to Real Madrid, one of the most popular football clubs in the world.
5. Stade de France
Stade de France is the sixth biggest football stadium in Europe. The Stadium is the national stadium of France and it is located in Saint-Denis, France.
6. San Siro
San Siro is the name of an Italian football stadium located in Milan, Italy. San Siro is used by 2 popular Italian clubs, AC Milan and Inter Milan. It was built in 1926 and has a capacity of 80,018.
7. Luzhniki Stadium
Luzhinki Stadium is ranked the seventh biggest football stadium in Europe. Luzhniki Stadium belongs to the government of Moscow and it is located in Moscow, Russia.
8. Ataturk Olympic Stadium
Ataturk Olympic Stadium is a football stadium located in Istanbul, Turkey. The stadium was built from 1997 to 2002 and has been renovated twice.
9. Athens Olympic Stadium
Athens Olympic Stadium has a capacity of 75,000 and it is located in Athens, Greece. The Stadium is used by 2 of the biggest football clubs in Greece, Panathinaikos, and AEK Athens.
10. Allianz Arena
Allianz Arena is the home ground of Bayern Munich football club. Allianz Arena is one of the most beautiful football stadiums in the world, with a full color-changing exterior.
11. Old Trafford
Old Trafford is the second biggest football stadium in the United Kingdom. The stadium is the home ground of Manchester United football club. Old Trafford is owned by Manchester United and it is located in Greater Manchester, England.
Olympiastadion is the third-largest football stadium in Germany. It has a capacity of 74,475 and it is located in Berlin, Germany.
German Stadiums dominate the top 12 biggest football stadiums in Europe.